Monday, August 13, 2012

Drugs I


A 50 year old woman presents with the rash shown above as well as ankle edema. She has a history of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, asthma, GERD, gastritis, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, hepatitis B, gout, and anxiety disorder. Her medications are: metoprolol, lisinopril, atorvastatin, insulin (glargine and lispro), levodopa, amantadine, albuterol inhaler, ranitidine, omeprazole, vitamin D, ibuprofen, fluoxetine, glucosamine, St. John's wort, and feverfew! The culprit for the rash is shown below.

Challenge: What's the culprit?

First image shown under Fair Use. Second image is in the public domain.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

amantadine- livedo reticularis!

Craig Chen said...

nice job!!!
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Drugs I

This is livedo reticularis, most likely caused by amantadine.

Sources: UpToDate; dermatlas.med.jhmi.edu; Wikipedia.